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Myra Twitty Named Southern Conference Player of the Week


By Denise Gideon

WCU Director of Media Relations


Western Carolina softball senior first baseman Myra Twitty has been named Southern Conference Player of the Week for the games played April 11-17 as announced by the league office. It is Twitty’s first weekly award of her Catamount career.

Twitty hit .500, slugged 1.625 and had an on-base percentage of .667 on the week, going 4-for-8 with four walks, four home runs, six RBIs and four runs scored. The senior from Morganton, North Carolina, opened her week with a 1-for-2 effort in the Catamounts’ 9-1 setback to No. 15 Tennessee on Wednesday before going off for three homers in as many games as Western Carolina won a league series from Mercer.

Twitty hit solo shots and drew walks in both ends of Friday’s doubleheader, which the teams split, then drew two walks and hit a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the fifth in Saturday's series-clinching 5-3 win.

Western Carolina will host Presbyterian Tuesday, April 19, in the final nonconference doubleheader of the season. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.

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